Discoveries

By Larry Olmsted Recently there have been a slate of new lounge openings and one-upmanship in the airline industry, including the excellent and still growing American Express Centurion Lounge network and the ongoing roll-out of the United Polaris Lounge product. But one Caribbean airport just upped that ante with its

By Ann Abel The Algarve region of southern Portugal is beloved for its stunning beaches, buzzing resorts and sleepy fishing villages. So it comes as something of a surprise to discover the vibrant art scene. But international creatives have settled in here in a serious way, giving the whitewashed, sun-drenched

Story & photos by Julia Maris/Semel At the foot of the Alps nestled between France and Switzerland, Piemonte’s beautiful landscapes and history are no longer guarded secrets. The northwest province of Italy incorporates the perfect triangle from Turin to Biella and Alba. The easily-driven route offers remarkable wine, centuries-old traditions

By Everett Potter Thinking about heading to Chicago this summer?  I teamed up with Expedia.com to bring you five great reasons to go. CHICAGO ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION HOTEL Set right on Michigan Avenue, across from Millennium Park, the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel is a Venetian Gothic structure that dates from 1893.

by Kim D. McHugh Fred Couples, 13 PGA Tour Champions victories, 5-time Ryder Cup member and 1992 victor in The Masters. Bernhard Langer, 36 PGA Tour Champions W’s, 10-time Ryder Cup member and two-time champ at The Masters (1985, 1993). Davis Love III, PGA Tour champ 21 times, winner of

By Julie Snyder I dashed out the main entry of the imposing Lake Yellowstone Hotel, focused on readying my iPhone camera to capture the imminent sunrise—and nearly sideswiped a bison. Not 10 feet from where I’d skidded to a stop, 2,000 pounds of furry brawn on the hoof and his

By Ann Abel In Spanish there’s a lovely word: pasear. Adoptive Andalucían and tour operator Manni Coe defines it as “the art of walking” without a destination in mind. “Things here are very spontaneous,” he explains. “The idea is getting a little bit lost. Magic happens when you’re spontaneous. We can’t plan

By Everett Potter How do you define a great safari? It should be an experience that’s life-changing. Two of the most critical factors of any African safari are the game viewing and the lodges. On a perfect safari, they should compliment each other. I spent a couple of weeks on

  By Everett Potter Looking for a rental home or planning on renting out your beach house this summer? Tired of playing roulette with Airbnb? Take a look at Vacasa, which has been called  “a tech vacation rental company.” Vacasa is all about service and hires local housekeepers and property managers

Story & photos by Deborah Loeb Bohren Scotland captured my imagination with my high school’s production of Brigadoon and captured my heart on a recent trip to Edinburgh. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995, the city has been home to scientists, artists, writers, philosophers and inventors (as well as bootleggers